War films, especially those produced in Hollywood, tend to focus on American experiences of wars. War films of the Second World War and Vietnam War have long dominated the American film industry’s considerations of historical conflicts.
Depictions of American wars in film remain popular with viewing audiences in the United States, as a new crop of war films dealing with the Iraq and Afghan Wars show. Blockbuster films such as Green Zone, Hurt Locker, and Lone Survivor attract large audiences.
A sign of the public interest in war films is a new listing of the best and worst American war films published by Popular Mechanics online.
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